What Being ‘Smart’ Means… ‘Smart Cities’ in The Times

New writing... Pleased to say I have another piece published in The Times newspaper today, as part of a special report on Smart Cities, by Raconteur. It looks at why business, the built environment and wider community must embrace constant change and lifelong learning to benefit fully from intelligent and responsive digital cities of the future:

‘What being ‘smart’ means for cities’.

The full 16-page Smart Cities report is available to view/download here.

‘Public Sector Technology’ in The Times

pstNew writing… Pleased to say I have had another piece published in The Times newspaper, as part of a special report on Public Sector Technology by Raconteur. It looks at the emergence of Bristol as a leading advocate and achiever in smart city thinking and doing, tacking challenges and pioneering solutions:

‘Why Bristol’s a city of the future’.

There is also a short footnote box-out (please scroll down) on smart traffic management in the city where cycles outnumber cars – ‘Copenhagen’s Intelligent Infrastucture’.

The full 16-page Public Sector Technology report is available to view/download here.

From farming and energy, to future cities

More of my journalism and blogging pieces have been published in the last few months and I have provided a brief update menu of articles below, with links to original copy.

GM-crops-760x428Fields of Thought and the Seeds of Time: GM Debate Reaches Deadlock

Opinion on genetically modified foods remains divided, but can such agricultural technology help to avoid widespread and imminent famine?
Published in: ‘Future of Agriculture & Farming’ Special Report, ‘The Times’‘  (29 Jul, 2015)

Top 5 Tech Innovations in AgricultureAg-tech-innovation-760x428

Advances in technology are key to the future of agriculture as farmers strive to feed the world with limited natural resources.
Published in: ‘Future of Agriculture & Farming’ Special Report, ‘The Times’‘  (29 Jul, 2015)

Energy-for-a-new-generation-760x428Next-Generation Energy: It’s Time for the Grand Transition

Summary: With the UK under pressure to plug a looming energy gap and at the same time meet targets for clean renewable energy, power may be shifting to a new generation of consumers
Published in: ‘Powering the Future’ Special Report, ‘The Times’ (30 Jun, 2015)

songdo-360x203The Future of Smart Cities

Summary: Future smart cities are unlikely to look that much different, but they are destined to interact differently with their human inhabitants.

Published in: ‘Internet of Things’ Special Report, ‘The Sunday Times’ (28 Jun, 2015)

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